Goa’s tourism business might have suffered a lack of between Rs. 2,000 to Rs. 7,200 crore and job losses within the vary of 35 per cent to 58 per cent on account of the Covid-19 pandemic, an official report mentioned.
The report ‘Dealing with COVID-19: Survival and Revival of Goa’s Tourism Trade’ compiled by the Goa Tourism Ministry and consultancy agency KPMG Advisory Providers Pvt. Ltd, additionally mentioned that the state tourism business immediately contributes 16.43 per cent income in the direction of the state Gross Home Product (GDP) and roughly 35 per cent of state’s inhabitants is immediately employed by the tourism sector.
The report was primarily based on a survey carried out by the Goa Tourism Ministry and KPMG which concerned reaching out to 600 respondents.
The target of the survey was aimed toward analyzing the influence of the Covid-19 pandemic on the tourism business in Goa and in addition affords suggestions to permit tourism stakeholders to “survive, revive and thrive”.
“This survey was actually a ground-breaking initiative as, for the primary time, it lined the tourism business in a really complete method, from upscale starred resorts to visitor homes, from shacks to taxi drivers, unbiased guides, freelancers, and many others,” an announcement issued by the Goa authorities mentioned.
The information collected from the survey, can be utilised for mitigating the challenges posed by the pandemic, the assertion added.
Goa is considered one of many prime seaside and nightlife tourism locations within the nation and attracted almost eight million vacationers final 12 months. The Covid-19 pandemic has nevertheless severely impacted vacationer footfalls to Goa this 12 months.